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Read for Your Life #11

Read for Your Life #11

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Read for Your Life #11

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29 страниц
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15 мар. 2011 г.
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9780547501857
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is publishing a monthly series of e-only essays to correspond with Katherine Paterson’s two-year term as the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. The subjects of the essays include: writing and literature for young people, the wonder and imagination found within great books, common questions novice writers ask, and Katherine’s own personal experiences throughout her historic career.
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15 мар. 2011 г.
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9780547501857
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Katherine Paterson is one of the world’s most celebrated and beloved authors. Among her many awards are two Newberys and two National Book Awards, and she was recently named a "Living Legend” by the Library of Congress. She has been published in more than 22 languages in a variety of formats, from picture books to historical novels.


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Read for Your Life #11 - Katherine Paterson

Read for Your Life

Katherine Paterson

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Title Page

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Contents

Unlikely Heroes

Look for volume 12...

Speeches & Writings of

KATHERINE PATERSON

National Ambassador for Young People's Literature

Clarion Books * Houghton Mifflin Harcourt * Boston New York

Contents

Unlikely Heroes

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Unlikely Heroes

COLUMBIA TEACHERS' COLLEGE

October 24, 2009

I've spoken a number of times through the years to what I think of as the wonderful Teachers' College audience. Of course, a lot has changed since the first time I came to Teachers' College. I can't remember exactly what year it was, but I do remember that our son John had recently graduated from Dartmouth and was working in the city. He dragged his best friend out of bed to come hear me speak. Brian was very impressed—not with my speech, mind you, but with himself. He was so proud that he had actually gotten out of bed that early on a Saturday morning to hear his buddy's mother make a speech, and he claims I owe it to him to dedicate a book in his honor. Every time I have seen him over the last nearly twenty years, he reminds me of how early he got up and asks when he's getting the book he deserves. Not going to happen, Brian, I say. Sorry, not going to happen.

I know a lot of you got up very early this Saturday morning to come to this event, and I'm sorry I won't be dedicating a book to any of you, either, but as an apology, I've decided to dedicate this speech to you all. It's about heroes, and in my roll call of heroes, teachers hold a very high position.

I don't know how many of you were at Teachers' College that long-ago morning when John and Brian were here, but I know

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